The wind is nuking in Lake Tahoe, CA/NV again today.
It’s currently pouring rain in the Lake Tahoe basin.
Yesterday, big winds closed Squaw, Homewood, and Mt. Rose but the skiing on Roundhouse at Alpine was damn fun.
Up to 97mph gusts on the ridges today already and the the wind is forecast to increase throughout the day today.
Up to 125mph winds are forecast today:
SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 125 MPH. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Lake Tahoe is forecast to see 3-6 foot waves today.
* LAKE TAHOE: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH WAVE HEIGHTS 3 TO 6 FEET. - NOAA Reno, NV today
1-3 feet of snow is forecast today and tomorrow above 8,000′ in Tahoe.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 FEET FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 7000 AND 8000 FEET. - NOAA Reno, NV today
The wind has shut down 5 Tahoe ski resorts and most others are on extremely limited operations:
- Squaw Valley = 0 lifts open
- Homewood = 0 lifts open
- Northstar = o lifts open
- Mt. Rose = 0 lifts open
- Heavenly = 0 lifts open
- Alpine Meadows = 1 beginner lift only
- Sugar Bowl = 2 beginner lifts only
- Diamond Peak = 2 beginner lifts only
- Kirkwood = 9 lifts open…
HIGH WIND WARNING for LAKE TAHOE:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 402 AM PST THU DEC 15 2016 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE, INCLINE VILLAGE, SPARKS, GARDNERVILLE, AND VIRGINIA CITY ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON... * TIMING: STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. * WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 65 TO 70 MPH. GUSTS OVER 80 MPH LIKELY IN WIND PRONE AREAS AROUND RENO...CARSON CITY AND MINDEN. SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 125 MPH. * LAKE TAHOE: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH WAVE HEIGHTS 3 TO 6 FEET. * IMPACTS: WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DAMAGE TREES...POWER LINES AND ROOFS. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE.